What VMware Telco Cloud Automation Does

Accelerate Time to Market

Accelerate network service time to market with a simplified vendor-neutral and standard-compliant approach to design and onboard VNFs or network services. Leverage a catalog of TOSCA templates, acquire new templates from certified partners, or simply build your own with an easy-to-use visual composer. You can seamlessly onboard and instantiate VNFs in seconds, across multi-tenants and -clouds through pre-built integrations with multiple Virtual Infrastructure Managers (VIM).

Automate Operations

Add multi-cloud agility to your operational processes with full lifecycle management automation capabilities. Define and apply policies using a comprehensive decisioning engine to automate day 0 to day 2 operations. Create leaner operational processes and remove complex, error-prone human activities while optimizing overall resource utilization through dynamic scaling, workload portability and closed-loop healing—all within a distributed data center ecosystem.

Enhance Experiences

Deliver an improved customer experience with adaptable and resilient services. Combine real-time decisioning with holistic telco cloud awareness for optimal closed-loop actions, ensuring high SLAs and overall service quality. Automate the distribution of network functions and service workloads across distributed data centers and availability zones for optimal quality and complete resiliency.

Streamline Orchestration

Experience faster time to orchestration with native integration with VMware cloud technologies. Provide unique multi-VIM, hybrid and multi-cloud capabilities, enabling highly efficient workload placement, portability and constant synchronization while also ensuring optimal use of the various VIM APIs without adding complexity. Transform an integration-intensive project into an efficient product deployment.

Unify Orchestration

Onboard and orchestrate workloads seamlessly from VM and container-based infrastructures for a future-proof service-delivery foundation. Distribute workloads from core to edge and from private to public clouds for true modern network unified orchestration.

Simplify Interoperability

Built as a modular and model-driven solution, G-VNFM and NFV Orchestration (NFVO) components can integrate with any SOL-compliant ETSI MANO architecture. The VMware? Ready for NFV Program enhances interoperability by providing VNF certifications for both VMware infrastructure and orchestrator, ensuring consistent end-to-end solution operations and management.

VMware Telco Cloud Automation

VMware Telco Cloud Automation applies a cloud-first, vendor-neutral approach to telco network orchestration and automation. It eases interoperability and simplifies the translation of telco requirements to a rapidly evolving multi-cloud ecosystem.


VMware Telco Cloud Automation

Orchestrate and automate the management of any network function and service across any network and any cloud.

IDC Market Note

IDC Market Note

IDC Market Note: Do you need a Maestro to Orchestrate your Telco Cloud?

Telco Cloud Orchestration

VMware’s VP of Solutions, Gabriele Di Piazza, discusses telco cloud orchestration with TelecomTV’s Martyn Warwick at the SDN/NFV World Congress 2019.



Read the VMware Telco Cloud Automation datasheet, which details current product version capabilities.


Turnkey Architecture

Packaged NFVO and Generic VNF Manager (G-VNFM) capabilities with pre-built integration to VMware vCloud NFV infrastructure (VIM/NFVI).

Multi-VIM Management

Ease registration with multi-VIM and tenant auto-discovery plus continuous synchronization from infrastructure to orchestration.

Intent-Based Placement

Optimize workload placement with automated recommendations that draw from a wide set of criteria.

Simplified Onboarding

Accelerate lengthy VNF and service onboarding cycles from months to minutes by integrating descriptor templates leveraging open standards.

Powerful Visual Composer

Create unique multi-vendor network service or VNF descriptors through an intuitive visual composer interface.

Standard-Based Interoperability

MANO-compliant architecture leveraging open SOL-standard interfaces for vendor-neutral interoperability across South/North and East/West interfaces.

Multi/Hybrid-Cloud Placements

Support complex VNF/NS instance deployments and management use cases spanning edge to core and private to public clouds.

Unified Network Function Management

Seamlessly manage physical, virtual and cloud-native network functions.

Programmable Automation

Tailor auto-operations behavior by establishing simple to elaborate rules for closed-loop policies across VNF and network service lifecycles.

End-to-End Visibility

Centralize VNF/EMS and VIM/NFVi fault and performance management (FM/PM) for enriched policies, workflows and assurance.


VMware Telco Cloud Automation

What is the difference between Project Maestro and VMware Telco Cloud Automation?

VMware Telco Cloud Automation is the next product evolution of Project Maestro.

What is VMware Telco Cloud Automation?

VMware Telco Cloud Automation is a solution that accelerates time to market for network functions and services while igniting operational agility through simplified automation—across any network and any cloud.

What is VMware Telco Cloud Automation cloud-first approach?

Most vendors in the MANO market come from network functions (NEP) or OSS/BSS that typically propose a top-down or blueprint-first approach to orchestration. These approaches do not consider the complexity and the ultra-rapid evolution of cloud technologies, which can create continuous integration challenges or deficient onboarding / management processes. VMware’s cloud-first approach removes the cloud-related complexity for consistent operations across every layer of the MANO framework. This novel method maximizes NFVi resource utilization and enables seamless VNF/network services and synchronized operation on any multi-VIM or container-based infrastructure.

What are the MANO capabilities delivered by VMware Telco Cloud Automation?

VMware Telco Cloud Automation offers Generic VNF Manager (G-VNFM) and NFV/Cloud domain orchestration capabilities. See datasheet for supported interfaces.

What’s the difference between VMware Telco Cloud Automation and a Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM)?

VMware Telco Cloud Automation focuses on the design, onboarding and management of the application or service while VIM manages the underlying infrastructure layer. The solution decouples the application from the infrastructure while providing the ability to design/onboard/manage complex network services over multiple VIM/sites/tenants.

What type of network function can be orchestrated and automated?

VMware Telco Cloud Automation supports orchestration and automation of network functions in any format (physical, virtual and cloud-native) and from any vendor (compliant to SOL001/004).

What type of network services can be orchestrated and automated?

There is conceptually no limit to the type of network services supported by VMware Telco Cloud Automation – some common network services include: Mobile Core (LTE/5G), Multimedia Advanced Services, MPN, VoLTE, VoWIFI, SD-WAN, Private LTE, vRAN, and more.

Is VMware Telco Cloud Automation a multi-domain orchestrator?

Yes, VMware Telco Cloud Automation offers NFV and cloud domain orchestration (virtual domains). This solution does not orchestrate physical domains such as transport or non-virtualized RAN domains. These domains typically have their own orchestration platform for integrated end-to-end service orchestration.

What type of automation can the solution perform?

VMware Telco Cloud Automation supports both human and system-triggered automated workflows and policies for network functions and services. The standard automation capabilities for VNF and network services include instantiation (placement on the cloud), scaling, healing, rollback, upgrade/update and termination. Users can also define interfaces for custom workflows or revise standard-based workflows.

Is VMware Telco Cloud Automation an on-premises or SaaS product?

VMware Telco Cloud Automation is deployed on-premises.

Ready for NVF Partner Program


VMware actively cooperates with multiple VNF vendors including all key NEPs, having them certify in the VMware Ready for NFV program. This is a comprehensive certification program that ensures interoperability and operational readiness between third-party-developed VNFs and the ETSI-compliant VMware vCloud? NFV platform. The program helps ensure that CSPs can rapidly onboard and deploy multi-vendor VNFs with the VMware vCloud NFV platform. VMware Telco Cloud Automation leverages this program to certify interoperability with network function vendors, offering a neutral and pre-tested end-to-end MANO solution.


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